Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies

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Inspired by Australian bush classics such as The Magic Pudding, Blinky Bill and The Muddleheaded Wombat, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney’s favourite musical mavericks, take toddlers and their families on a journey to experience the wonderment of chamber music for the first time. Featuring old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, sounds of the Australian bush, instrumental demonstrations, hands on percussion fun and music by much loved Australian composers.


Friday 27 September, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

Tamworth Regional Conservatorium

Sunday 29 September, 5pm & Monday 30 September 11am

Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour

Wednesday 2 October, 10.30am & 12pm

Byron Theatre and Community Centre, Byron Bay

Wednesday 6 November, 10am & 12pm

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Q Theatre, Penrith



Elena Kats-Chernin – Butterflying (piano solo)

Elena Kats-Chernin – Violet’s Etude (marimba solo)

Ann Boyd – Kakan (bass clarinet, marimba, piano)

Ross Edwards – Marimba Dances (marimba solo)

Margaret Sutherland – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (clarinet, piano)

Ross Edwards – Binyang (clarinet, clapsticks)

Matthew Hindson – Nintendo Music (clarinet, piano)

Percy Grainger – The Gum Suckers March (piano, clarinet, percussion


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director/percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Roland Peelman (piano)

Written by Anna Kamaralli